About Elmgreen & Dragset
Michael Elmgreen was born in 1961 in Copenhagen (Denmark) and Ingar Dragset was born in 1969 in Trondheim (Norway). Elmgreen & Dragset lives and works in Berlin (Germany).
Elmgreen & Dragset have worked together as an artist duo since 1995. Their work explores the relationship between art, architecture and design. Throughout their career, Elmgreen & Dragset have redefined the way in which art is presented and experienced. Drawing from disciplines as divergent as institutional critique, social politics, performance and architecture, in their sculptures and installations the artists reconfigure the familiar with characteristic wit and subversive humour. From the transformation of New York City’s Bohen Foundation into a 13th Street Subway Station in 2004, to the siting of a Prada boutique in a Texan desert in 2005, and the insertion of institutional spaces within the architecture of a public gallery, as in the Serpentine Gallery’s critically acclaimed The Welfare Show in 2006, their work raises issues around social models and social spaces, and prompts a re-thinking of the status quo.
Elmgreen & Dragset is represented by Galleri Nicolai Wallner.
Artworks by Elmgreen & Dragset
Elmgreen & Dragset
Mind Over Matter III
Steel balcony tree leaves coated in bronze with acrylic paint
103.5 x 158.5 x 76.5 cm
3 unique versions + 1AP
Credit Anders Sune Berg